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Music Contracts

At Music Intelligence Agency (MIA), we have certified professionals who will draft a comprehensive contract for you in any of the options listed below, contact us for services that are not listed below;

Band Partnership Agreement

A Band Agreement is a contract between band members, much like a partnership agreement is to a partnership. It simply outlines how the band business will be run.

Record Deal (360)

Substantially similar to a Record Deal, however, under the 360 deal, the Label gets royalties from every income stream of the artiste.

Record Deal

A recording contract (commonly called a record contract or record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement is a legally binding contract that establishes a confidential relationship. The party or parties signing the agreement agree that sensitive information they may obtain will not be made available to any others. This is suitable for a songwriting transaction between a Songwriter & a Performing Artiste.

Record Deal (Pro Artist)

Substantially similar to a Record Deal, however, focuses more on benefiting the artist.

Music Distribution Contract

A contract between an artiste/record label with a music distribution company for the sale of the former’s music on offline and online music stores.

Music Producer Contract

a contract that binds a producer and an artiste.

Artist Management Contract

a contract between an artist manager and an artiste, stating the terms and conditions binding the relationship between the parties.

Songwriter Split Sheet

A split sheet is a written agreement that identifies each contributor to a song and establishes ownership percentages amongst them.

Music Licensing Agreement (master use & composition use)

A contract between an artiste who owns the rights to piece of music, a song or video and a company or individual who wants to use the property for TV, a movie or advert etc. Using original sound recordings in your own music such as samples, remixes and background music also requires a licence.

Music Publishing Agreement

Under this contract, a writer transfers the copyright to one composition or a selected number of identified compositions to a publisher and, in return, receives a portion of the income earned from uses of that composition or compositions.

Song Plugger Agreement

The Song Plugger Agreement is used by a person who will shop a songwriter’s songs to record labels, publishing companies, producers and artists or other third party users of songs for the songwriter.

Endorsement Agreement

A contract between an artist and a promoter of a product/service, who desires the artist identifies with the product/service in order to increase awareness and sales.

Collaboration Contract

A Collaboration Agreement is a contract between artists who work together on a project

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